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The 27th Meeting of the Inter-Governmental Committee of Senior Officials and Experts of Southern Africa

Building Back Better from COVID-19 in Southern Africa: Fostering Commodity-based Industrialization, Manufacturing and Regional Value chains
13 October, 2021 to 14 October, 2021
Blantyre, Malawi, - Hybrid

The 27th ICSOE is being convened by the ECA Sub-Regional Office for Southern Africa and hosted by the government of Malawi, in Blantyre from 13 – 14 October 2021 under the theme: Building back better from COVID-19 in Southern Africa: Fostering commodity-based industrialization, manufacturing and regional value-chains. This follows the successful 26th Session hosted by the government of Lesotho, virtually from 28-29 October 2020 under the theme: “Policies and strategies towards effective private sector led growth and job creation in Southern Africa”.

Deliberations during the 27th ICSOE will include an Ad-hoc Expert Group meeting (AEGM) to be held on 12th October 2021 on the theme: “Agriculture value chains, linkages and transformation in Southern Africa: Opportunities from the African Continental Free Trade Area”.

The ICSOE is a UN statutory annual meeting which brings together experts from Southern Africa and the continent to discuss current and pressing issues affecting socio-economic development in the region. Past ICSOE meetings have attracted high-level participation from a wide pool of stakeholders from member States, private sector, academia, international and regional development partners, civil society and the United Nations system.

 Both the ICSOE and AEGM, provide a forum for exchanging ideas and sharing lessons from a diverse pool of expertise and experiences through round-tables, presentations and open discussions. 

 Programme of Work  |  Agenda  |   Concept Note

Longolongo News, August-September 2021


For virtual participation and more information on the 27th ICSOE of Southern Africa, reach us on the contacts below. Kindly note that UNECA will not be sponsoring air travel for this event.

Contact: Ms. Lavender Chungu Degre 
Communication Officer
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa 
Sub-Regional Office for Southern Africa
P.O. Box 30647, Lusaka, ZAMBIA
Tel: +260 211 228502/5 Ext. 21307
Fax: +260 211 236949
DL:+260 211 376607

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Mrs. Eunice G. Kamwendo
UNECA/Sub-Regional Office for Southern Africa
PO Box 30647, Lusaka, Zambia
Tel: (260-211) 228 502 5
Fax: (260-211) 236 949

Ms. Bineswaree Bolaky
Economic Affairs Officer 
UNECA/Sub-Regional Office for Southern Africa
Lusaka, Zambia.
Tel: 260 211 376635 (Ext: 21335)